Are You Over 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, or More?
“I wish I could fit into my clothes and feel normal again.”
Sound like you? I completely understand how you feel. Once I turned 50, everything changed. I realized I was counting fewer days ahead of me than behind and suddenly, an old prayer began to haunt me: Don’t let me pass away while I’m still here. That absolutely galvanized me to live every last minute of my remaining days to their fullest, and it got me committed to my own health and wellness like never before.
Whatever that age may be, a few things begin to focus more clearly once we reach that age. Our objectives and priorities fluctuate. And our lives change. For me, living a full, independent and physical life became especially important. People started crying all around me. Because he was unable to act, my own father lost all will to live. That opened my eyes.
The issue of my appearance was no longer relevant. What can I DO? was the subsequent and ongoing question. Can I keep “playing” with my kids? Can I still travel with my unborn grandchildren? I quickly came to the realization that I needed as much full-body strength as possible as soon as possible in order to accomplish my goals.
We think that strength serves a higher purpose, including the ability to volunteer and be helpful in times of need, the ability to age gracefully, and the ability to be the best version of oneself.
Do not misunderstand; I am not and never have been a gym rat. What I’ve learned from 10 years of education in the fitness field is that you don’t have to live in the gym to be strong and healthy.
If you’re like most people, you want a body that will allow you to play with your children or grandchildren, play golf or tennis, climb mountains on a bike tour, or play with your grandchildren even when you’re 90 years old.
The good news is that, IF we do it correctly, we can have that body. The key is carrying it out correctly. The distinction between aging and decaying is this.
Do the 3 CORE things for a body that won’t quit on you before you die: eat right, challenge the body and brain appropriately, and recover sufficiently.
And we carry out that. We create functional and strong, healthy bodies so we can be independent, never be a burden on anyone. I call that goal, “Functional Longevity.”